Chocolates, corn dog brats, yakitori, Gyros and wine and beer are just a sampling of what you'll find at some of the upcoming food and booze festivals happening around DFW.
So mark your calendars and start working up an appetite for these epic foodie events happening all throughout September.
28th Annual GrapeFest 2014
Thursday, September 11, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (free admission)
Friday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (free admission until 5 p.m.)
Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Grapevine, TX
Admission $8 Adults/$5 Seniors / $5 Children (6-12)/ free for ages 5 and under
Unique wines, vendor booths, live entertainment and a children's midway with rides highlight the 28th Annual GrapeFest in Historic Downtown Grapevine. In addition to sampling Texas wines from across the state, guests will have the opportunity to sample premium Washington wines and high-end premium Italian wines from the three regions of Italy.
5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival 2014
Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Addison Conference Centre
15650 Addison Road
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The Dallas Chocolate Festival features a room of wall-to-wall chocolate where attendees can choose to sample chocolates from over two dozen chocolatiers and chocolate makers. Tickets include a full day of classes and demonstrations that take place in an adjoining room of the Addison Conference Centre. Kids can even enjoy making their own chocolate treats at a special interactive kids' table sponsored by Callebaut.
Dallas Observer 4th Annual Brewfest
Saturday, September 13, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Admission: $45 advance purchase by Friday, September 12th at 11:59pm/ $55 at the door
Whole Foods and the Dallas Observer's beer-sampling event and festival will feature craft beers, food vendors and live music. Included in the price is 12 – 2 oz. wine, liquor or beer sampling from 150+ beer options. Everyone over 21 years of age is welcome.
Addison Oktoberfest 2014
Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (free admission)
Friday, September 19, 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, September 20, noon to midnight
Sunday, September 21, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 4970 Addison Circle Drive
Admission: $10 Adults (13 and up) $5 ages 4-12/ free age 3 and under
Heralded as one of the largest Oktoberfest parties in the nation attracting more than 70,000 festival goers who come to enjoy food, beer, and polka. Live entertainment and a children's midway will also keep things hopping.
The Great Texas Food Truck Rally 2014
Sunday, September 21, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Reverchon Park
7550 Maple Ave.
The Great Texas Food Truck Rally will feature food from the best food trucks in town, a beer garden sponsored by The Nodding Donkey, live music by The Spazmatics and Hard Night's Day, and more. All proceeds go to Executives In Action.
The 2014 Greek Food Festival
Friday, September 26, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
13555 Hillcrest Road
Admission: $6 for Adults (13 and up)/free admission for age 12 and under
Each year, the Greek Food Festival of Dallas offers a chance to “Get Greek” for a fun, food-inspired weekend. The festival features delicious cuisine, pastries, Greek wine and beverages, as well as cooking demos, live music, dancing, kids’ attractions, and a marketplace filled with Greek treasures.
Japanese Fall Festival 2014
Sunday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dallas Japanese Association
4100 Alpha Rd.
This traditional Japanese Fall Festival is a fun filled day filled with food, games, dancing, music, martial arts and more.